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NAME: OPENING NIGHT: TCHAIKOVSKY & PINES OF ROME

DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE 

TIME: 7:00 PM SATURDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 5:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 6:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DESCRIPTION:
THIS OPENING NIGHT CONCERT BEGINS WITH BERLIOZ’S ROMAN CARNIVAL OVERTURE (NINE MINUTES OF DASHING MUSIC ORCHESTRATED IN BERLIOZ'S BRIGHTEST COLORS). THE MAJESTIC EVENING CONTINUES WITH THE STUNNING YOUNG TAIWANESE AMERICAN PIANIST WEIYIN CHEN PERFORMING TCHAIKOVSKY’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1.  FAMOUS FOR ITS OPENING SEQUENCE OF POUNDING CHORDS, THIS CONCERTO IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS WORKS OF ALL TIME. THE EVENING FEATURES VALERIE COLEMAN’S SEVEN O’CLOCK SHOUT, AN ANTHEM INSPIRED BY THE TIRELESS FRONTLINE WORKERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CONCLUDES WITH THE EVER-POPULAR PINES OF ROME BY RESPIGHI.
 
 

NAME: LEGENDS: THE PAUL SIMON SONGBOOK

DATE: OCTOBER 2, 2022

TIME: 7:00 PM SATURDAY

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE 

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 5:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 6:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DESCRIPTION:
AN EVENING OF MUSIC FROM THE LEGENDARY PAUL SIMON EXPLORES HIS UNIQUE ARTISTRY AS A SONGWRITER FROM HIS YEARS WITH SIMON AND GARFUNKEL THROUGH HIS SOLO ALBUMS GRACELAND AND RHYTHM OF THE SAINTS. SONGS INCLUDE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD, 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER, GRACELAND, RHYTHM OF THE SAINTS, AMERICA, SOUND OF SILENCE, AND MORE.
 
 
 
NAME: HEAVENLY SPHERES: MOZART REQUIEM

DATE: NOVEMBER 13, 2022

TIME: 4:00 PM SUNDAY

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE  

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 2:00 PM ON SUNDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 3:00 PM ON SUNDAY

DESCRIPTION:
A POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING CONCERT! THE LUSH, ETHEREAL SOUNDS OF AARON JAY KERNIS’ MUSICA CELESTIS EVOKE THE SINGING OF ANGELS IN HEAVEN. THE PIECE FEATURES THE STRING SECTIONS ALONE, AND CAN PUT THE LISTENER IN A QUIET, MEDITATIVE PLACE. THE OTHER TWO WORKS ON THE PROGRAM ARE CHORAL MASTERPIECES REFLECTIVE OF MOZART’S ASTONISHING GENIUS—HIS LEGENDARY REQUIEM FEATURED IN THE CLIMAX OF ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILM AMADEUS AND THE BEAUTIFUL AND MELODIC AVE VERUM CORPUS.

 

NAME: EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS FALL CONCERT

DATE: NOVEMBER 18, 2022

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE 

TIME: 7:00 PM FRIDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 6:00 PM ON FRIDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 6:00 PM ON FRIDAY

DESCRIPTION:
THE EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS (EPYO & EPYO II) WILL PRESENT THEIR FALL CONCERT ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, AT 7:00 PM ON THE VICTORY THEATRE STAGE.  EPYO II CONSISTS OF TRI-STATE STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-9, AND EPYO INCLUDES TRI-STATE STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12. JOIN US TO HEAR THESE OUTSTANDING YOUNG MUSICIANS SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS DURING A PERFORMANCE!

 

NAME: PEPPERMINT POPS

DATE: DECEMBER 3 & 4, 2022

TIME: 7:00 PM SATURDAY       TIME: 2:00 PM SUNDAY

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE 

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 5 PM ON SATURDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 4:00 PM ON SATURDAY

TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 12:00 PM ON SUNDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 1:00 PM ON SUNDAY

DESCRIPTION:
THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT COMES TO THE TRI-STATE WITH THE ANNUAL ONE AND ONLY PEPPERMINT POPS! OVER THE YEARS, THIS HOLIDAY CONCERT HAS GROWN INTO A FAMILY TRADITION. EVANSVILLE NATIVE LUTHER LEWIS RETURNS TO SING YOUR FAVORITES INCLUDING THE CHRISTMAS SONG, SILENT NIGHT, O HOLY NIGHT, HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS, SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN, AND MORE.

 

NAME: MUSICIANS’ CHOICE

 DATE: JANUARY 22, 2023

TIME: 4:00 PM SUNDAY

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE 

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 2:00 PM ON SUNDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 3:00 PM ON SUNDAY

DESCRIPTION:
ENJOY AN AFTERNOON OF FAVORITE WORKS CHOSEN BY OUR EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS. OVERTURE NO. 1 BY LOUISE FARRENC IS A LITTLE-KNOWN PIECE BY ONE OF THE 19TH CENTURY’S MOST GIFTED MUSICIANS.  RICHARD STRAUSS’ DEATH & TRANSFIGURATION, A POWERFUL TONE POEM EXPLORES THE ULTIMATE MYSTERY OF WHAT LIES BEYOND EARTHLY EXISTENCE. THE AFTERNOON CONCLUDES WITH ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK’S CELLO CONCERTO, FULL OF GORGEOUS MELODIES AND CONSIDERED THE PINNACLE OF THE CELLO REPERTOIRE. PRINCIPAL CELLIST GRAHAM CULLEN PERFORMS THIS CONCERTO IN HIS SOLO DEBUT WITH THE ORCHESTRA.

 

NAME: HOLLYWOOD HITS     

DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2023

TIME: 2:00 PM SUNDAY

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE 

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 12:00 PM ON SUNDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 1:00 PM ON SUNDAY

DESCRIPTION:
HOLLYWOOD HITS BRINGS AUDIENCES THE MAJESTIC AND BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FROM SOME OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME. EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE THEMES FROM GONE WITH THE WIND, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, DR. ZHIVAGO, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, JAMES BOND, ROCKY, THE PINK PANTHER, MOON RIVER, DANCES WITH WOLVES, BEN HUR, AND MANY MORE. THE EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA IS THE STAR OF THIS MEMORABLE EVENING OF ICONIC AND BELOVED FILM MUSIC CLASSICS!

 

NAME: SPANISH NIGHTS

DATE: FEBRUARY 25, 2023

TIME: 7:00 PM SATURDAY

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE 

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 5:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 6:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DESCRIPTION:
THIS COLORFUL PROGRAM CONSISTS OF SPANISH-INFLUENCED WORKS. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S CAPRICCIO ESPAGNOL IS AN ORCHESTRAL SUITE MASTERFULLY INFUSED WITH SPANISH FOLK SONGS AND DANCE STYLES. “INTERMEDIO” FROM LA BODA DE LUIS ALONSO BY JERÓNIMO GIMÉNEZ IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SPANISH ZARZUELAS EVER COMPOSED AND IS KNOWN FOR ITS DANCING RHYTHMS AND VIRTUOSIC CASTANETS. MANUEL DE FALLA’S THREE CORNERED HAT SUITE NO. 2 IS BASED ON A NOVELLA BY PEDRO ANTONIO DE ALARCON. THE CENTRAL NARRATIVE LINE FOLLOWS THE TRADITIONAL CHARACTERS OF A JEALOUS MILLER, HIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WIFE, AND A LECHEROUS LOCAL MAGISTRATE, AND THE STORIES OF THESE THREE CHARACTERS ARE TOLD THROUGH A SERIES OF SPANISH DANCES.

 

NAME: DECADES OF POP!

DATE: MARCH 18, 2023

TIME: 7:00 PM SATURDAY

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE 

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 5:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 6:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DESCRIPTION:
THIS SPECIAL EVENING  BRINGS A VARIETY OF MUSICAL GENRES INCLUDING HIP HOP, SOUL, GOSPEL, AND FUNK, WHICH WERE INSPIRED BY ORCHESTRAL MUSIC OVER MULTIPLE  DECADES. HEAR MUSIC COMPOSED BY COLE PORTER AND DUKE ELLINGTON AND MUSIC PERFORMED BY ICONIC ARTISTS SUCH AS FRANK SINATRA, THE BEATLES, EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE, ALVIN PARRIS III, FREDDIE MERCURY, PINK FLOYD, LED ZEPPELIN, JOURNEY, METALLICA, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, AND BRUNO MARS. 

 

NAME: SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY NO. 5

DATE: APRIL 22, 2023

TIME: 7:00 PM SATURDAY

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE 

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 5:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 6:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DESCRIPTION:
A PROGRAM OF TRIUMPH AND CELEBRATION! JOEL THOMPSON’S AN ACT OF RESISTANCE (WINNER OF THE 2017 HERMITAGE PRIZE) IS AN ORCHESTRAL WORK THAT COMMENTS ON THE DIVISIVENESS AND TURMOIL IN OUR WORLD AND IS A PLEA FOR EMPATHY AND THE STRENGTH TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. THE ORCHESTRA WILL BE JOINED FOR THIS PIECE WITH MEMBERS OF THE EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA FOR A SIDE-BY-SIDE EXPERIENCE.  WE WELCOME THE YET-TO-BE-NAMED WINNER OF THE 2022 INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION OF INDIANAPOLIS TO PERFORM A CONCERTO TO BE DETERMINED, AND THE EVENING IS COMPLETE WITH SHOSTAKOVICH’S ICONIC SYMPHONY NO. 5. SHOSTAKOVICH CALLED THE PIECE “A RESPONSE TO MY CRITICS,” AS THE SYMPHONY SPRANG FORTH DURING A TIME OF TREMENDOUS OPPRESSION AND CONFLICT, LEAVING LISTENERS TO WONDER WHETHER THE PIECE IS A TRIUMPHANT WORK OF PATRIOTISM OR A HIDDEN NOTE OF SUBVERSION.
 
 

NAME: ARETHA: A TRIBUTE

DATE: MAY 13, 2023

TIME: 7:00 PM SATURDAY

WHERE: VICTORY THEATRE 

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO PURCHASE TICKETS TWO HOURS PRIOR @ 5:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DOORS OPEN TO THE EVENT –ONE HOUR PRIOR @ 6:00 PM ON SATURDAY

DESCRIPTION:
THERE IS ONLY ONE QUEEN OF SOUL! JOIN US FOR A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN FEATURING BROADWAY POWERHOUSE CAPATHIA JENKINS AND GRAMMY-NOMINATED R&B SINGER RYAN SHAW IN A PERFORMANCE OF ARETHA’S ONE-AND-ONLY INTERPRETATIONS INCLUDING CHAIN OF FOOLS, AMAZING GRACE, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, NATURAL WOMAN, AND RESPECT.

 

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